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in this country to strengthen middle class families? that's how our country, our economy is strongest when a thriving, rising middle class is the engine for growth in this country. that's exactly what we want to do. when you look at sequester the impact on middle class families, what's it going to be, teachers in schools, 13,000 schools -- 13,000 teachers are going to be hit, 6,000 schools. if you look at mental health, if you look at food inspections and you've already heard the devastating list of horribles that the pentagon has said are going to be out there. so the question is, on top of all those things that you just talked about is what is the impact on the middle class? so the question the president is asking is why don't we take a step back, let's fix this in a kind of balanced way the president has proposed and the senate democrats have proposed with a reasonable amount of spending cuts and a reasonable amount of revenue raisers so that we can get this thing done and move on to the business of the country. >> but help me understand because we have a budget. this is -- look at exac
first step toward getting federal spending under control in a way that would ultimately help the economy. >> let we get back to my first, if sequestration isn't, maybe we'd get as many as we might have if we spent money and if we're at the status quo. >> they're talking as far as jobs are concerned and the larger economy. if the government spends less in the larger economy, then it would cost some jobs overall. as far as the-- >> meaning slow growth, rather than cost jobs. >> exactly. as far as the military is concerned, there's a lot of controversy about this. you have a lot of republicans who are against sequestration, solely on the grounds of cuts to the federal government, excuse me to the defense department and you've heard today, leon panetta talking about hundreds of thousands of workers who will be furloughed and talked about damage to combat readiness and say there's an omb report, management and budget which says that they believe that the secretary of defense, and the president, do have the discretion to move money around so that combat readiness would not be affected by these
and the kind of investments we expect for the economy to grow from the middle out. so our hope is that this does not happen, that we choose-- rather than make this an ideological fight as it appears to be right now among some on the republican caucus, we just do a balanced approach to fix this problem. >> schieffer: i agree with all that b but when you have the speaker of the house saying i can't work with the president any more. every time i work with him i get bermuda. when he says he won't take on the liberals in his own party on reforming the social programs, and then you see the president he's not talking to anybody. he's out making speeches around the country. >> oh, i think that the president is-- he laid out in very complete detail-- >> schieffer: but what is he doing? what are the two sides doing to keep this from happening? >> you saw what he did on tuesday night during the state of the union when he laid out in detail on what he is prepared to do as it relates to fixing this problem. over the last several months we got agreement on $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction
there are more significant. we need a transition to -- there are major economies going and the direction of low carbon. we are pushing the us to go in that direction. there is opportunity for canada to diversify its economy and become low carbon. and europe, they're looking at a directive. there is an opportunity i think to view the developments. is this a momentous change that we are looking at to start driving this? what does that mean for that relationship? i think the economic growth and the job opportunities are much bigger and greater than where we would find the fossil fuels sector. >> rupert murdoch, the guy who owns fox news and the wall street journal, he tweeted against of a keystone and said that we do not need. we have cleaner, natural gas from phrack inc.. -- fracking. what is the implication of this domestic boom? what crowd out the need for energy from canada? what does it mean that the u.s. is talking about being energy independent? >> it was separated into two areas. natural gas and homes. we are looking at surpluses. to say whether it will crowd canadian gas out of the u.s. m
,000. >>> the european commission says the euro zone economy will contract for the second straight year in 2013. the commission says it expects gross domestic product to shrink 0.3% in the 17-nation euro zone from last year. that compares with the previous forecast of 0.1% growth. the commission said tight lending conditions, job cuts and sluggish investment are dragging the recovery. but it's projecting 1.4% growth for 2014. the commission says leading indicators suggest that the regi region's economy is bottoming out. and economic activity is expected to gradually pick up. >>> it may look like a wristwatch, but it's a computer. technology giant apple has filed a patent application for a computer that people can wear like a watch. the u.s. patent and trademark office disclosed apple's patent filing on thursday. the computer has a flexible touch panel display. sensors inside detect a change in the state of sub straights and automatically adjusts to user interface to a new position. the computer wirelessly connects to other devices like smart phones. media reports last week that apple is develop
it has downgraded it because the economy is likely to stay sluggish the next few years. the news comes as an unwelcome surprise in london, especially for the finance minister who says the downgrade has made him more determined to cut the public debt. >> moody's lowered the rating by one notch. it is a blow to the government. some analysts say the austerity policies are hurting the economy at a time when it needs stimulus to generate growth. the finance minister sees things otherwise. >> this is a reminder of the debt problems britain faces and the clearest warning to those who think we can run away from dealing with those problems. >> britain has struggled to reduce its debt, a problem made worse by slow economic growth in recent years. bayless during the financial crisis have added to the problem. the slowlamed recovery and weak global economic activity and said low growth is likely to hamper government efforts to reduce debt. osborn said the government will stick by its policies. if we weaken our resolve, it would make the difficult situation much worse. we are clear that we should r
for the economy. also something i think senator blunt did not cover but i would like to, there's going to be over 100,000 very low income residents in rural america that will lose their rental assistance that enables them to stay in safe and affordable housing. these families are generally female-headed households, or they're households welledderly or disabled -- welledderly or disabled. so my first question is for you, mr. werfel, if possible. and that would be as these furloughs, etc., take effect, do you anticipate it'll happen on day one, and it just happens in every agency and every department across the board, or will out be phased in -- will it be phased in over time? >> well, there's legal requirements for notice that i think deputy secretary carter mentioned. we have, what we'll see is agencies will start doing a couple of key things. first, furloughing is something that is subject to bargaining. so work is ongoing and will intensify as we approach sequester with union representation to make sure that the manner in which the furloughs are implemented are fair and equitable and etc., so t
industries and economies, the world's largest trade mostly predictable ally and always dependable friend. but some major changes on the horizon could present new challenges for the relationship. let's begin with energy. right now nearly all of canada's oil and gas exports are to the united states. that represents about 10% of u.s. energy needs. but that's about to change. neutrally technologies have unlocked new supplies of crude oil and natural gas from previously unreachable reservoirs across the u.s.. >> after years of talking about, we are finally poised to control our own energy future to disconnect some experts predict the united states will be energy independent by the year 2035. how will that affect canada's 40 billion-dollar oil bench and what will energy independence and for u.s. foreign policy? and what does it mean for pipelines? the canadian government is anxiously awaiting a decision from the white house on the proposed keystone xl pipeline. it would carry out the oil sands nearly 2,000 miles to refineries on the u.s. gulf coast. the secretary of state john kerry who has lo
's national security. it is also about the future of the economy of this country. anybody who looks at those economic numbers from the fourth quarter have to understand that if we continue on the path we're on we're going to put the economic growth of this country and everything that means, in terms of unemployment, impact to defense, and all the other sectors of our academy, we're going to put that back at risk. i can understand your frustration, i share it, and i don't blame you one bit. now, i have a question. you've talked about the impact on our men and women who are serving and on our security. but i want you, if would, talk a little bit more on the impact on this country's industrial base. i know that we have heard from some of the small businesses in new hampshire. there's been one firm quoted as 20,000 small businesses in its pipeline would be affected if these cuts are not addressed. i wonder if you could elaborate of the reverse ability of sequestration in the industrial base and the small businesses. >> well, thank you for the question because this is a very serious impact. i tal
are not smart. they're not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. the unemployment rate might pick up again. >> i will denight president -- i will deny the president -- >> stephanie: boner said washington democrats new found concern about the president's sequester -- he's clever how he keeps calling it -- [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] >> obama quester. >> stephanie: social media boys and i came up with that over bourbon. >> and you can tell! >> obama quester. >> stephanie: rolls off the tongue. words alone won't avert it. replacing the president's sequester. there it is again in the second sentence. >> obama quester. hashtag. do you see the hashtag first or after? >> stephanie: i'm doing boner. >> but you probably didn't know either. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i was mocking him for something -- is this where we break or no? >> yes. good lord. >> stephanie: replace the president's sequester will require a plan to cut spending to put us back on the path to a budget to keep the
of civil society, the economy itself, and the states, depend on that kind of maturity but cannot themselves provided. as well as the stabling commitment of a mother and father. that is what gets the state involved in marriage. it is the social need to promote the stabilizing norms. it is those very stabilizing norms that i say are undermined in principle, and then over time, in practice, as we internalize the idea that marriage is just companionship, that it has no more internal requirements and companionship does, which is a very broader category. note what this highlights. this suggests that, if the norm of sexual complementarity is arbitrary, just a traditional holdover, then so is permanence. so is exclusivity. so is monogamy. why do i say that? very often people say, we can cross those bridges when we get there. you do not have to worry today about polyamorous relationships and so on. i think the logic of those positions does not allow that answer. the logic of their position is that what makes a marriage's emotional union is arbitrary, requiring sexual commentary, which is not essenti
the first mechanism to collect and how helpful would it be to the economy? >> these discussions that you are going to see in congress start debating details here. if you look from the perspective of republicans in the house, we talk about this bipartisan gang of eight in the senate and there has been progress made there, if you want to do something you have to get it by the house. it's tremendously difficult because there is serious electoral considerations for house republicans and many are in conservative districts and they will be more concerned about primary challenges than they are going to be concerned about getting an immigration bill passed. >> jamie: as we get closer to the midterms it becomes a relevant point. great insight, thanks. >> eric: small army of repairman are on the streets of russia trying to fix windows that were shattered by the sonic boom by a meteor. it blasted through the earth's atmosphere streak go through the sky and causing a flash of light and powerful shock wave that smashed countless windows. more than 4,000 windows were damaged and 200 people were injure
the status of our economy and our fiscal capacity is a key piece of our strength and a nation, and we understand that. but our domestic fiscal constraints do not diminish budding threats overseas. many of the challenges we face are in headlines at every day, whether the aggressiveness of north korea and iran, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, continued turmoil across the middle east and north africa, or with a growing threat of cyber attacks. as a joint force and an army, we must make decisions based on the context of the security environment and the historical experience, not false assumptions about the future. last year the department of defense to build a collaborative process to publish a 2012 defense strategy. the strategy calls for on the department to invest in the capabilities critical for future success cannot resist the temptation to sacrifice readiness to retain force structure, rebuilt readiness in areas that would be emphasized over the past decade. a fundamental role in 10 of 11 identified missions, the army designated its force structure requirements in
of real threats to our security and our economy. >> ok. our enemies he said. is that china? >> look, i have a standing policy when i talk about china. china is not an enemy of the united states. there are no good reasons for china to become an enemy of the united states. there are non-heroic options to keep the relationship competitive, occasionally, maybe ostentation of, but never having to get to the level of conflict -- maybe, confrontational, i never having to get to the level of conflict. that said, the chinese behavior is very disturbing and it should not be allowed to stand. the president used that taxonomy that you and i just did. there is an espionage danger and then a destructive danger. >> the defense secretary said we could be facing a cyber pearl harbor. do you believe that? >> i do not choose to use that phrase myself. there are cyber dangers, but cyber pearl harbor is just two easy. wect be facing a cyber pearl harbor. why? because we're defenseless in the cyber demain. >> what are we going to do >> i adopt have a good answer so i don't say cyber pearl harber. there are
like to see attention on the economy. we are failing hugely there. host: allison, west virginia, brian is on the line. caller: i think it is time people take responsibility. the gun is harmless while it sits in your cabinet. when you push people, you get an unstable amount of people out here. they need to be held accountable. it is not the gun's problem. that is our second amendment right. it should not be up to any body in politics to take away something that was given to us. host: what are your thoughts on the votes on the specific measures? caller: take care of the criminals. investigate these people that are unstable. why should the politicians vote -- let us vote in. let us vote on it and see where its lace. host: that is just one of the ways to contribute to the conversation. also from the lead story in, "the chicago tribune." and ex aldermen in chicago committed tax fraud -- "the washington post," has a story on its front page. saying -- new jersey, democrats line, talking about president's gun proposal and if they deserve a vote in congress. caller: absolutely they deserve it.
things that are growing faster than the economy. that's stupid, stupid stupid. >> and yet sounds like you think when the sequester kicks in, that may be a window to do something big. tell us what's going to happen march 1 when the sequester cuts taking and why you think that might be a chance to do something big. >> when you guys go here to reagan airport and wait in line for three hours to get through security, you're going to be test. and so is everybody else. and you can use lots of different stories just like that. and when that happens to come back to congress and say, we are sick of this, let's get together, let's do something smart, let's put the partisanship aside, let's go together and let's fix this de debt. >> senator simpson, many people in this room have seen online the video of you gangnam style, a little harlem shake for us? pay for it? >> i didn't hear the last -- >> a little harlem shake for us? >> these young people, you've got to admire them. they handed me the script and it said stop instagram your breakfast. i said what the hell is that? and then it said and stop twee
of gazprom economy in fueling so much corruption. so russia has a very different game to play here. we would like to see russia play a helpful role, in like providing the ssn-6 missile technology which seems to be the basis for the next missile launch we may see out of north korea. so there's no doubt that the globalization, the rising power or trying to keep power in the case of russia is effecting the leadership, decision-making how they think about north korea. let me bring this back to one point with china and the united states relationship. i don't think that china is going to cooperate with north korea just for the sake of north korea issues. that is to say, if they see the united states going in a different direction as jacques suggested rebalancing and supporting japan to be more assert tiff, they may decide, we're not going to cooperate in that with the united states because that is not in our chinese interests. what we're trying to do is convince the chinese we're not against a rising china. we want to see a growing middle class in china. we want to see a prosperous and more free c
to the republicans and say this is not going to be good for the economy or ordinary people, but i don't know if they're going to move and that's what we're going have to keep trying to push over the next seven to eight days. and senator mcconnell said, three months after the election, president obama still prefers campaign events to common sense bipartisan action. not a whole lot of hope in those comments. >> it depends on who you listen to at this point. >> it's a mess either way. >>> moving on to this now. president obama meets at the white house today with japan's new leader, prime minister shinzo abe arrived in washington last night poised to discuss economic ties and security concerns, including the latest threats from north korea. abe is also looking to reinforce the u.s.-japan alliance. he's the fifth japanese prime minister during president obama's time in office. >>> after a bitter political fight, chuck hagel now has enough votes to become the nation's next defense secretary. support from long-time republican senator richard shelby put hagel over the top. shelby says "he's probably as good
will be compromised and the economy will take a hit if forced budgets cuts begin to happen on march 1st and the obama administration says republicans will be to blame. >> the pleas that the republicans are making are throw these people out of work. it's just -- it makes no sense. >> reporter: but when pressed on whether the president has his own plan to stop the cuts, white house press secretary jay carney pointed to the grand bargain mr. obama failed to reach with house speaker john boehner two careers ago. >> when you ask where's the president's plan, it's been there. it's at whitehouse.gov. >> a budget plan for the long term, where is -- >> the president -- >> the president take the lead and -- >> first of all, congress has to act. >> reporter: less than two months since the fiscal cliff that resulted in tax increases on wealthy americans. boehner notes the idea for the automatic cuts originated in the white house adding mr. president, we agree that your sequester is bad policy. what spending are you willing to cut to replace it? the white house fires back pointing out boehner seems satisfied when
economy or more stable job market. it doesn't guarantee that the best interests of our nation are being served. it doesn't guarantee that another young american, man or woman, won't go and lose their life because we were not willing to make the right investments here in the first place. we need to say no to the politics of the lowest common denominator and of simplistic slogans and start making real choices that protect the interests of our country. that's imperative. [applause] >> see all of secretary kerry's speech at the university of virginia any time at c-span.org. >> if blockade is the principle naval strategy of the northern state, the principle naval strategy of the southern states is commerce. one gun on a pivot between the masts, but, again, going after merchant ships, one is all you need. if you caught a ship, the idea was come along side and put a prize crew on board, take it to a port where a prize court judge adjudicates it, sell it at auction, and you got to keep all the money, but, of course, because private tiering depends on the motive, the ship owner paid the men, the
and at infrastructure research and third they don't make any cuts in those things that are going faster than the economy. that is stupid, stupid, stupid. >> yet it seems like you think when the sequester kicks in that may be a window to do something big. you were the white house chief of staff during the government shut down. tell us what is going to happen when those cuts kick in and why you think that might be the chance to do something big. >> when you had to go out here and wait for three hours to get through security, you are going to be tested and so is everybody else and you can use story is just like that. they will come back to the congress and say we are sick of this intransigence. let's get together. let's do something smart, let's put partisanship aside and let's fix this debt. ischemic president obama held a news conference this morning saying the central government workers including teachers and emergency responders could lose their jobs of the congress fails to head off the automatic across-the-board spending cuts that are due to take effect on march 1st. the top house republican speaker
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